CVA on New IG Report Detailing Failures at DC VA Facility
Grassroots group says ‘disgraceful’ report is why they are fighting for health care choices.
WASHINGTON – Concerned Veterans for America is reacting to the release of a new report from the VA Inspector General detailing disturbing lapses in care and equipment sterilization which put veteran patients in danger.
In the report, the IG’s office lays out troubling stories like patients being anesthetized only to find there was no equipment for the procedure, staff running across the street to a private hospital for supplies mid-procedure, and lack of sterile instruments.
CVA Executive Director Dan Caldwell released this statement:
“This is yet another disgraceful instance of a VA medial center not only failing to provide safe, reliable care to patients, but also failing to address it for months and years on end. As in other cases, staff on the ground also failed to report many of the safety lapses or tried to downplay. Worse, VA officials received reports of these lapses and did nothing for years.
“This case is exactly why we our grassroots army is working every day to pass legislation to expand health care choices for veterans.”
Concerned Veterans for America has consistently been supportive of the Veterans Community Care and Access Act of 2017, which would improve health care choices for veterans and create clear standards for when they can access care from community providers.
For more information or to book an interview, reach Chris Neefus at CNeefus@cv4a.org or (703) 517-4504.